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    • Manufacturing Distinction: Gaining access to Mass Customization in the Production of Architecture 

      Pentesco, William (University of Waterloo, 2019-08-02)
      Contemporary architecture often finds itself challenging the physical constraints of the previous era and typically aims to be one of a kind. This thesis views architecture as the accumulation of design and construction ...
    • Many Rooms: Mixed Use Reimagining Church Redevelopments in Vancouver 

      Yan, Wayne (University of Waterloo, 2021-02-19)
      In recent decades, Christian congregations in Canada have seen a significant decrease in affiliation and attendance. As congregations dwindled, many of the aging church buildings across the country have been sold, ...
    • The Map is Not the Territory 

      Urbanik, Brian A (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-24)
      Hi Donald, It just occurred to me that I might be finished with this fieldwork. I’m sitting at the side of the road looking over this fucked up landscape of cattle, golf carts, trees with turning leaves, being rained on, ...
    • Mapping the City: Narratives of Memory and Place 

      Geib, Desiree (University of Waterloo, 2017-01-10)
      How do we discover a new place and begin to get acquainted with it? In Canadian cities, the sense of place can be difficult to grasp. The relative youth of the built form of our cities and a constant influx of new people ...
    • Mass Housing for New Moscow 

      Markin, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-23)
      This thesis explores the highrise housing development industry within Moscow's recently expanded borders, where a large volume of what is commonly understood to be an outdated Soviet-era product continues to be built. The ...
    • Massive-Scale Agency 

      Lai, Frances (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-26)
      We are at a moment in time where technologies are developing at an accelerated pace, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have advanced to a point where each of us carries a portal to insurmountable options ...
    • The Means of Relief: Transitional Housing in the Region of Waterloo 

      Khokhar, Shabaan (University of Waterloo, 2020-08-26)
      The unfortunate paradox of the architectural profession is that it prides itself on being of service to the public, yet it is those most in need of an architect’s service that can least afford it. With conditions of ...
    • MeasureIt-ARCH: A Tool for Facilitating Architectural Design in the Open Source Software Blender 

      Cress, Kevan (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-29)
      This thesis discusses the design and synthesis of MeasureIt-ARCH, a GNU GPL licensed software add-on developed by the author in order to add functionality to the Open Source 3D modeling software Blender that facilitates ...
    • Mediation: Resonating between the Organic and Inorganic 

      Pervaiz, Muhammad Tahir (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-29)
      This thesis emerges from the desire of unity between the intuitive and empirical expressions of nature. It argues for a greater understanding of 'patterns' inherent in nature and advocates for the need to see things as a ...
    • Mediations of Shattered Water: Environmental Intimacy & the Dissolution of the Self 

      Holbrook-Smith, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-09)
      In a time of accelerated environmental degradation, a human-centric approach to engagement has engendered a pervasive cultural passivity towards the environment. This fatalistic detachment amplified by technological advances ...
    • Medina: Reviving Place Identity through Public Space 

      Al-Mahdy, Omar (University of Waterloo, 2013-01-25)
      Medina, as the second holy city for Muslims around the world and a place where the Prophet (peace be upon him) lived and is buried, has a distinctive identity. On the contrary, however, the central part of the city, the ...
    • The Memory Mines 

      Lo, Evelyn Ka-Kwok (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-19)
      She is eighteen when she leaves home. She leaves shortly after her father’s inexplicable disappearance – an event she neither understands nor accepts. She does what everyone on the cusp of adulthood does: she moves abroad ...
    • Migrants, Urban Village, and An Open Community - A Case of Yangji, Guangzhou, China 

      Zhang, Zhuoyi (University of Waterloo, 2015-01-12)
      Massive migration is one the most significant phenomena of China’s urbanization. In the thirty years since the "Reform and Open Up" policy began, Guangzhou, as the center of the Pearl River Delta, has experienced significant ...
    • Mitbach Megasher: Israel's Immigration, Gastronomy, and Design 

      Cohen, Catherine (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-07)
      Israel, being the Jewish emigration nation, welcomed over 3.7 million people in the last century. The vast intake of new immigrants from various ethnicities and cultures created ample strains on the Israeli government. ...
    • Moments of Spiritual Engagement in Architecture: A Search for Awareness of Life and Architecture 

      Wat, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2014-06-19)
      In my encounter of Peter Zumthor’s Seniors’ Home and Kolumba Museum, I found architecture to affect well-being within the daily course of life. I saw the Seniors' Home contribute to the dwelling of the entire being of the ...
    • The Mongrel Approach 

      Poon, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-19)
      Cities are concentrations of diverse populations that undergo continual transformation over time. This thesis deals with the question, how does the individual make place in a constantly changing environment? The entry point ...
    • Monsoon Notebook: Exploring Home 

      Fonseka, Jaliya (University of Waterloo, 2016-05-16)
      This thesis explores the meaning of home, and the role it plays in my relationship to architecture. It rests in the transitional space between my native Sri Lanka and Canada, where I have lived for the last eighteen years. ...
    • Monster 

      Bohdal, Peter (University of Waterloo, 2017-08-09)
      451 Manning Avenue, home to an architect and an artist, has generated an adverse reaction within its community. The property is maintained as a testament to the Rao family history in Canada, but most visibly, Villa Rao ...
    • More than a "Thing-in-Itself": An Inquiry into Work through the Interrelations of Making, Material, and Design 

      Lenny, Elizabeth Ann (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-04)
      The thesis began with a desire to better understand the built environment and its relationship to value, temporality and material. The seat became the vehicle for this exploration. In its ubiquity the seat has found a ...
    • Motion with Moisture: Creating Passive Dynamic Envelope Systems Using the Hygroscopic Properties of Wood Veneer 

      Augustin, Nicola (University of Waterloo, 2018-01-24)
      This thesis presents research into the creation of an autonomously responsive envelope system capable of adaptation to variation in relative humidity through the use of wood veneer and its hygroscopic material properties. ...


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